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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 4, 2008 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Availability of Downloads?

Whenever you click on *anything* within a page it registers as a download. If you actually download a file to your computer that, obviously, is a download. It is not necessary to download a whole show to register a download. Even if you only open the text file and listen to no music it still counts as a download. If you stream via the flash player that's a download too, even if you only listen for a couple of minutes. If you download more than one file during a visit to a page the download count for your visit will still only be registered as one. According to a post by Brewster: 'duplicates of different kinds are filtered so that one person downloading materials from one item are only counted once'. Whether or not this means that you don't get counted on subsequent visits to a page I really don't know.

The download counter should really just be looked on as a bit of fun and not as an accurate indicator of a show's 'popularity' or otherwise.